Study Pits Man v Machine in Piecing Together 425-Million Years Old Jigsaw
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study pitting academic expertise against a computer in recreating a 425 million-year old jigsaw puzzle has discovered that there is no substitute for wisdom born out of experience.
Vikings in English grave had filed teeth
Study: Like a tree, growth rings show lobster age
Scientists have finally figured out how to determine the age of a lobster.
Evolutionary reasons for believing in luck
How far will you go to avoid bad luck? Do you avoid walking under ladders, carry lucky charms, or perhaps instead perform special rituals before important meetings or sporting events?
New technologies challenge old ideas about early hominid diets
New assessments by researchers using the latest high-tech tools to study the diets of early hominids are challenging long-held assumptions about what our ancestors ate, says a study by the University of Colorado ...
Researcher shows how cone snails developed poison gland from spare gut parts
Tiny teeth are new mouse species, a rare 'living fossil'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tiny fossil teeth discovered in Inner Mongolia are a new species of birch mouse, indicating that ancestors of the small rodent are much older than previously reported, according to paleontologist ...
Teeth study shows big dinosaurs trekked for food
What did giant plant-munching dinosaurs do when they couldn't find enough to eat in the parched American West? They hit the road. An analysis of fossilized teeth adds further evidence that the long-necked ...
Homo sapiens arrived in Europe earlier than previously believed
Members of our species (Homo sapiens) arrived in Europe several millennia earlier than previously thought. At this conclusion a team of researchers, led by the Department of Anthropology, University of Vie ...
Ancient meat-loving predators survived for 35 million years
A species of ancient predator with saw-like teeth, sleek bodies and a voracious appetite for meat survived a major extinction at a time when the distant relatives of mammals ruled the earth.
Not just skin deep -- CT study of early humans reveals evolutionary relationships
CT scans of fossil skull fragments may help researchers settle a long-standing debate about the evolution of Africa's Australopithecus, a key ancestor of modern humans that died out some 1.4 million years ...
Archaeologists discover saber-toothed vegetarian
Surprised scientists have discovered the remains of a saber-toothed vegetarian.
If these teeth could talk: What was really on the menus of our ancestors?
For human ancestors, eating could be hard work.
Spanish hospital claims first full-face transplant
(AP) -- A team of surgeons has carried out the world's first full-face transplant on a young Spanish farmer unable to breathe or eat on his own since accidentally shooting himself in the face five years ago.